ASA responds to Volkswagen emissions investigation

Oct. 21, 2015
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to automaker Volkswagen and its affiliated companies.
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to automaker Volkswagen and its affiliated companies.

The NOV came as a result of allegations that Volkswagen had knowingly installed emission-test defeating software in its four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015. According to the EPA, this resulted in the cars emitting up to 40 times the amount of mono-nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions that the standards allow. 

In response to inquiries from ASA’s members and the media, Dan Risley, ASA’s president and executive director, released the following statement:

“The Automotive Service Association (ASA) works with state and federal air quality administrators through emissions testing and maintenance programs as well as other state and federal programs. We have offered to provide assistance to Volkswagen. ASA is interested in helping them enhance their efforts as they work through the process of resolving the current situation for the vehicle owner.

“It is our desire to assist Volkswagen in notifying independent service repairers of the information needed to properly repair our mutual customers’ vehicles. ASA will continue to monitor the situation and report any developments that may impact the service repair industry.”

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit www.ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2900.

For additional information about ASA, including past media releases, go to www.ASAshop.org or visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.

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